Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP)
Please note that applications for 2019 are now closed. Applications for 2020 will open later in the year.
Dunwoody College of Technology’s Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP) started in 1988. Since then, YCAP has assisted more than 1,300 students.
YCAP’s Mission is to:
- Enhance the career opportunities of under-represented youth.
- Empower high school juniors to graduate from high school.
- Encourage students to earn a degree from Dunwoody.
Scholarship benefits include:
- A scholarship of up to $10,000/year for two years.
The YCAP Experience
About the Scholarship Program
To be considered for YCAP, students must:
- Be interested in a technical career
- Be currently in 11th grade (completing their junior year in Spring 2019)
- Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Be available to attend a three-week YCAP Summer Camp from June 10 through June 28, 2019.
Applications are closed for 2019. They will open for 2020 later in the year.
If chosen to participate in YCAP, you must attend a four-and-a-half-week summer camp that helps prepare you for college. During the camp you will:
- Explore career opportunities available through the technical programs offered at Dunwoody
- Visit job sites and talk to industry partners about what everyday life is like on their job
- Receive a $100 weekly stipend, free bus pass, and free lunch for the duration of the camp
If you find a career path that interests you following the YCAP Summer Camp, you’ll have the opportunity to attend Dunwoody after high school graduation.
YCAP participants who attend Dunwoody will receive up to a $10,000 scholarship award per year in financial aid assistance. Awards are renewable up to two years or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first, as long as you maintain scholarship eligibility.